October 23, 2014  

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Lecture to Address Dynamics of Hazing, Moral Judgment of College Students

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Dr. Gentry McCreary, associate dean of students at the University of West Florida, will present “The Impact of Moral Judgment and Moral Disengagement on Hazing Attitudes and Bystander Behavior in College Males” Wednesday, March 5 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. This free event will be from 5:15-6:15 p.m. in room 105 of Owings-McQuagge Hall, and is open to the university community.

McCreary’s presentation, part of the university’s ESR Emergent Scholar Lecture Series, will focus on his research of the impact of moral judgment of and moral disengagement on the hazing attitudes and willingness to intervene as a bystander in hazing situations among college males. The lecture series is sponsored by the Department of Educational Studies and Research in the College of Education and Psychology.

McCreary previously served as Director of Greek Affairs at the University of Alabama, and is widely recognized for his research on fraternity hazing, the moral development of college students and fraternal brotherhood. He is a board member of the Center for the Study of College Fraternity and the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, and chair of the Association for Student Conduct Administration.

Additional support for this event comes from the Graduate Education Research Association (GERA), the Higher Education Student Affairs Association (HESSA) and the Southern Miss Education Law Association (SMELA). For more information, e-mail Christina Gladney at christina.gladney@eagles.usm.edu or Dr. Eric Platt at eric.platt@usm.edu.